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Moment in Time: Brilliant pictures from Laois Rose 2010

Sixteen of Laois's most talented ladies took to the stage on April 8 2010 to become the Laois Rose for 2010. But only one could...

From Buckingham Palace to the Wembley Arena – Laois musician remembers life as a...

He played everywhere from Buckingham Palace to Wembley Arena and was a rising star on the British music scene for a while. For Laois...

1999 Election Memories: The count that ended up in court as Fianna Fáil glory...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on May 6 2019. If it’s nail-biting drama, excitement and intrigue you are looking for, forget about the Game...

Sporting Memories: Fergal Byron on Cumann na mBunscol, playing out field and that 2003...

The feature of this week's Sporting Memories interview is former Laois football goalkeeper Fergal Byron from Courtwood. Byron, who is now a member of Laois...

Leinster Final Memory: Longford stun Laois in 1968 decider

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 16, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster football final Only eight times in the last 50 years...

Remember the Game: Sarsfields win first Laois ladies football senior title in 2008

Sarsfields 1-10 Timahoe 0-6 2008 Laois Ladies SFC Final The ladies footballers from Sarsfields may be the dominant force in Laois now - but a little...

2014 Election Memories: Carnage even before the off, FF and FG power sharing, a...

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 28, 2019, ahead of the Local Elections. In the biggest blow to local government...

Leinster Final Memory: Rising Offaly get the better of Laois in 1981

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 17, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster football final Laois ended a 13-year wait for a Leinster...

Leinster Final Memory: Heartbreak for Laois in 2005 as late Dublin point denies Micko’s...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 22, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster final.  Back in the mid 2000s, big games in Croke...

Moment In Time: Some great pictures from Rathdowney-Errill Dinner Dance in 2011

Some great photos here! Rathdowney-Errill held their dinner dance in March 2011 in The Templemore Arms Hotel and what a night it was. They celebrated Laois...

Remembering the Top 10 Hottest Red Heads in Laois in 2019!

The LaoisToday search for the county's Hottest Men has been a hugely popular feature on site over the past three years and though we...

Women in Sport: All-Ireland winner and four-time All-Star – Laois football great Tracey Lawlor

As part of our Women in Sport interview series, this piece originally featured on LaoisToday in March 2019.  An All-Ireland winner, four All-Star awards, four...

The 11 stages of every GAA club player’s life and career

A Star of the Future, a Young Lad or a Former Great? People dedicate their lives to their GAA team and the beauty of it...

Tom Mulhall: Remembering the glory days of the Montague Hotel

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in March 2018. A couple of weeks ago the LaoisToday team wrote a very humourous piece on Valentine's Day...

In Pictures: Trains, boats and planes at The Heath Golf Club Captain’s Drive In

Over the years the members of The Heath Golf Club have become accustomed to their captains arriving for their inaugural Drive-Ins by various means...

Looking back on three great Laois underage football wins over Dublin

Brought to you in association with the Anvil Inn The Laois U-20 footballers make the short trip to Netwatch Cullen Park on Friday night for...

Archbishop Martin to speak in local school for annual memorial lecture

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will deliver the third annual Fr Peter Garvey Memorial Lecture in Cistercian College Roscrea next Wednesday, March 4. The lecture takes place...

WATCH: Laois Transition Year students team up with nursing home for Buddy Project

This would warm your heart. For the last six weeks, a group of Transition Year students from St Mary's CBS Portlaoise have visited a nursing...

Star studded judging panel announced for Laois school’s Lip Sync fundraiser

St Colmans NS in Stradbally are hosting a Lip Sync battle as part of a series of fundraisers organised to develop the school’s pitch...

‘Songs For Charity’ concert set to be held in aid of the Cuisle Centre

DB Promotions presents 'Songs For Charity' concert in aid of of the Cuisle Centre, Portlaoise. The Charity concert will take place on Friday, March 13...

Seven Talking Points as Laois U-20s see off Westmeath on penalties

There was Monday night football in MW Hire O'Moore Park as the Laois U-20s took on Westmeath in their re-fixed Leinster championship clash. And it...

In Pictures: Portarlington celebrates the election of its first TD since 1927

A large crowd of supporters of the newly elected TD for Kildare South, Portarlington resident, Dr Cathal Berry gathered in Portarlington Golf Club on...

New to the Area: From a copywriter in Wiltshire to a glampsite owner in...

Kyra Fingleton is the owner of ‘Glamping Under the Stars’ - a boutique glampsite located near Ballyroan. The glampsite has quickly established itself as one...

Weekend Read: 25 years on from the famous Laois-Westmeath minor trilogy

Laois and Westmeath have played out many big battles over the years but the one that really brought the rivalry on to a new...

In Pictures: Serious craic and style at the Rosenallis GAA Dinner Dance

Dinner Dance season is in full swing and there was plenty to celebrate at the Rosenallis one at the weekend. The Bridge House in Tullamore...

Former Laois footballer wins Carlow GAA award for contribution to secondary schools

The name Chris Conway is synonymous with the famed Gaelic Football nursery, Knockbeg College. As a pupil, the Arles-Kilcruise native was a decorated footballer and...

11 Talking Points from Day 1 of the Laois-Offaly General Election count

Every so often an election throws up a result that history will remember in simple terms. Jack Lynch’s landslide success with Fianna Fáil in 1977;...

Beautiful eulogy following passing of popular De La Salle Castletown Brother

Brother Norbert Mullins sadly passed away on January 13, he turned 101 on January 10. A Limerick native, Brother Mullins resided in Miguel House, Castletown...

Election Diary: A ‘phoney class war’, the silage election and getting a lift to...

Every day between now and Election Day on Saturday, February 8, we’ll be bringing you a daily bulletin from the campaign trail – from...

On the Canvass: Cold night but warm reception as Brian Stanley hits the doorsteps...

It's a bitterly cold Tuesday evening in Portlaoise but the reception on the doorsteps for Sinn Féin General Election candidate Brian Stanley is overwhelmingly...